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“The company would prefer to work with all contractors,” said Frontier technician Tom Gardella to the LA Times. “[But] the contractors aren’t as invested as the employees. We’re in it for the quality because we’re in this for the long term. They’re in it for the piece-work.”
CWA and SOC Investment Group find Elliott intervention drives underperformance by target companies over three-year period.
A petition calls on Google to “immediately pay back all Temps, Vendors and Contractors (TVCs) who have been knowingly underpaid by Google” and to “create an immediate path to permanent employment for temporary workers and end its two-tiered perma-temp system.”
As the importance of high speed internet becomes more and more evident, people have begun asking the next logical question: Just how fast should our connections be?
A new study released by the Minnesota Center for Rural Policy and Development examines the use of high speed internet by residents in both rural and urban areas. Not surprisingly, the study found that high speed those living in metro areas are much more likely to have high speed connections--57 percent compared to 39.4 percent of households in rural areas.
High speed internet holds a lot of promise for improving the lives of the deaf and hard of hearing. Videophone service allows them to converse without relying on traditional methods like teletypewriters and texting services that are slow and awkward.
It's not just consumers and workers who are concerned about FairPoint's financial status. Now, Morgan Stanley has issued a report warning of a looming financial crisis for FairPoint.
Congress has been busy working on a variety of high speed internet proposals lately. Yet another effort--led by Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ken Salazar (D-CO)--seeks to overhaul a federal loan program that helps rural communities.
Residents of Ohio are clamoring for universal high speed internet access in their state. Fortunately, they've got a Congressman who's listening. U.S. Rep. Zack Space (D-Dover) is one of Congress's most vocal advocates for advanced technology, and he's leading the effort to bring high speed internet to his state's rural communities.
A new ad is hitting the airwaves in Maine to inform the public about a piece of legislation that would require telecom deals to be made in the best interest of the state. The ad, paid for by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), is the next chapter in the controversial proposed FairPoint and Verizon merger.
Hundreds of workers and consumers gathered at Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont, to protest Verizon's plan to sell its landlines in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to FairPoint Communications, a small company based in North Carolina.